Jan 27, 2013 7:00am EST
to be a problem. host: one of our callers earlier talked about the federal health-care law and how realistic is dealing with it -- how real estate is dealing with it. can you still hear me? we can still hear you, can you hear us? i think we are having some phone issues. we will see if we can straighten that out. in the meantime we will go to a few more calls. let us go to holbrook, massachusetts on the democrats' line. caller: and i am greatly pleased with the job the governor is doing. the only thing that comes to mind is the vacant senate seat. patrick should nominate martha kolbe who is currently a -- currently an attorney general in that state. host: we will go to diane. would you think is going on in south dakota? caller: there is a lot going on here. i have lived here since 1979. the economy here has changed since then. we are in a mild recession. one thing going on here in hot springs where i live is, and they are planning to close our va hospital here. that is a big issue for not only south dakota but wyoming, nebraska, north dakota. people come from all over montana to go to our va.
Jan 22, 2013 7:00am EST
with an aging population, rising health-care costs, global competitiveness and all those issues. guest: and the size ofconomist our deficit as well the democrats feel you need higher crop -- higher taxes to bring money into the treasury to bring -- to pay for services. host: linda in middletown, conn. caller: a previous caller said republicans should judged not lest they be judged for the fighting is, republicans love passing judgment on everybody else but themselves. like the way they constantly plot -- blamed the death of obama and totally distance themselves from the 80-year buildup of george bush. he spent as into this recession and obama has to spend to get us out especially since the republicans and their corporate bodies have done nothing to create jobs. the republicans voted against the president's jobs bill which was a slap in the place for americans looking for work. host: what did you hear? do you suspect president obama will initiate more spending? guest: there are a lot of constraints about that and when you look at it from an economic perspective, there is more fiscal con